Boxy Border Scarf – Free Pattern

Happy Friday!!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a free pattern Friday.  Today, I’m resurrecting an old favorite of mine, the Boxy Border Scarf.  I know it’s still a little chilly somewhere out there right??  Well if it is, and you are in need of warming up, here’s the pattern for you:

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Retro Afghan

Thank you so very much to my wonderful readers who responded quickly to my call for help and provided me with a backup copy of my Retro Afghan pattern.

As you may recall, when I switched servers a while back, I lost all of my listed patterns for the past 2 years.  I was able to recover all but 1 – the Retro Aghfan.  I thought it was gone forever but I decided to put out a call for help, and you all answered that call!!

So without further ado, here is the pattern.  Thank you again to all who responded!

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The afghan pictured above ended up measuring 28″ x 32″.  Of course, you can make it bigger or smaller depending on who it’s for.  So here are the steps.  Happy Hooking!

NOTE:  You can use an array of different types of yarn for this afghan.  The hook size used will depend on how big or small you want your afghan to be.  For the one pictured, I used an I hook

MATERIALS
I hook
14 oz of any 2 colors
Yarn Needle

ABBREVIATIONS
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet

INSTRUCTIONS

R1:  Ch 102

R2:  Dc in 4th ch from hook.  *ch1, sk next, dc in next* across.  Change color. Turn.

R3:  Ch2.  Working in front of the stitch from row 2, dc in skipped chain from row 1.  Ch1.  Working behind the stitch from row 2, dc in skipped chain from row 1.  *Ch1. In front of row below, dc in skipped chain from row 1.  Ch1.  Behind row below, dc in skipped chain from row below* across.  Turn

R4:  Ch3.  Sk next st, dc in next.  *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next* across.  Change color, turn.

R5:  Ch2.  In front of row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row.  Ch1.  Behind row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row.  *Ch1.  In front of row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row.  Ch1.  Behind row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row* across.  Sl st to 2nd of beginning ch3

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you reached your desired length, ending with a row 5.  Finish off

BORDER

Hdc in any corner space.  Hdc in each st around, making sure to keep the sides even.  3hdc in ever corner.  Twice around.  Finish off and weave in ends.

The Russian Join

By now most of you know that there are many many ways to join your yarn and/or change colors.  Some are not as stable as others.

For many years, I would join my yarn, or change colors by tying two end pieces together and then weaving in the excess.  That is a fairly stable method as the knot keeps the ends from separating.  It was not until recently that I changed my method to a more secure one.  Who knew that was even possible?

This method is called the Russian Join.  There are absolutely no ends to weave in and the join is seamless!  I learned by watching the video below, and I will never go back to my old method.  Enjoy!

Crafty Christmas: Pom Pom Garland

This year, instead of going with a traditional garland to decorate our home, we decided to go the crafty route and make our own.  Maggie came up with the great idea of sticking with our yarn theme and created a festive pom pom garland

Pom Pom Garland - Bobbles & Baubles

MATERIALS
Yarn in multiple colors
Yarn Needle
Jute

INSTRUCTIONS
The pom pom garland is fairly simple to make.  To begin with, you should make a number of pom poms in various colors (preferable Christmas colors).  The amount you make will depend on how long you wish to make the garland and how many pom poms you wish to string on it

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Once again, here is the hilarious video that Maggie put together on how to make a pom pom:

Next, you measure your space and cut your Jute.  You will want to add a few inches so the it can hang a little lower

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After measuring and cutting your jute, string it through the yarn needle and proceed to insert it into the center of the pom pom.  This will take a little practice, as the center of the pom pom (where it comes together) is usually on the tight side.  So use those muscles!

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Continue stringing until you have added all of your pom poms and are satisfied with the final look.  Make a loop at both ends of the jute for easy hanging

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And there you have it!  Hang it up and enjoy!

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Owl Applique

It’s Free Pattern Friday! This has been quite the busy week, am I the only one that’s glad it’s over? Today’s free pattern is a small one, but quite adorable .. and you can embellish your afghans, hats, clothing, etc.. with this little cutie.

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MEASUREMENTS

4″ tall (you can make it bigger by increasing your hook size)

MATERIALS

Size FCrochet Hook

Cotton Yarn (I used Sugar n’ Cream brand yarn)

Stitch Marker (or safety pin)

Yarn Needle

ABBREVIATIONS

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet

sl st – Slip Stitch

st – stitch

tc – triple crochet

INSTRUCTIONS

You will place the stitch marker (or safety pin) on the first stitch in every round

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Rd1:    6sc in a magic ring

Rd2;    2sc in each st around (12)

Rd3:    (1sc in next st, 2sc in next st) around (18)

Rd4:    (1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st) around (24)

Rd5:    (1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next sc) around (30)

Rd6:    sc in next 22 sts.  (hdc, dc, tc) in next st.  (dc, hdc) in next st.  sc in next 4 sts.  (hdc, dc) in next st.  (tc, dc, hdc) in next st.  (36)

Rd7:    sl st in next 24 sts.  (hdc, dc, tc) in next st.  (dc, hdc) in next st.  sl st in next 6 sts.  (hdc, dc) in next st.  (tc, dc, hdc) in next st.  sl st in next 2 sts.  (42)

Finish off.  Weave in ends.  You can make him all in one color or alternate colors.

Eyes (make 2)

10sc in magic ring

1sc in each st around

Finish off, leaving a long tail for attaching to body

French knot into center of eyes

Feet (make 2)

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r1:    sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each st across.  ch1 turn

r2:    (sl st in 1st sc.  ch3.  sl st in same sc) 3 times

Finish off, leaving a long tail for weaving in

Attach all to pieces to the body as shown in picture above.

You can make this printer friendly by clicking the pdf button below (next to the share option).  Come back next week for another free pattern!!

Baby Bear Hat

Happy Free Pattern Friday!

Today’s free pattern is a Baby Bear Hat with Ear Flaps.  This hat goes quite nicely with the adjustable diaper cover found here (see pic at the end of this post of both items together).  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

The baby bear hat  is for the beginner/intermediate crocheter. This will comfortably fit a 0-6 month old baby.

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MEASUREMENTS

Hat:   When laid flat it measures 6.5″ across and 5.5″ in length

MATERIALS

Size H Crochet Hook

Soft Worsted Weight Yarn (1 skein each in contrasting colors)

Stitch Marker (or safety pin)

Yarn Needle

ABBREVIATIONS

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet

st – stitch

tc – triple crochet

INSTRUCTIONS

You will be using your stitch marker (or safety pin) in the first round (the magic ring round).  Place it in the first sc and move it up after completing each round.  Continue this until the end.

HAT

Start with a magic ring.  Ch1 (place stitch marker).  6sc in ring. Join.

Rd1:     2sc in each st (12sc)

Rd2:     (1sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around (18sc)

Rd3:     (1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st) around (24sc)

Rd4:     (1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st) around (30sc)

Rd5:     (1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st) around (36sc)

Rd6:     (1sx in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st) around (42sc)

Rd7:     (1sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st) around (48sc)

Rd8-22: 1 sc in each st around (48sc)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

To make the circumference of the hat bigger (for older babies) continue increasing stitches after row 7.  For example: Rd8 would be (1sc in next 7sts, 2sc in next).  Continue this until the hat reaches the desired circumference.

EAR FLAPS (make 2)

Fold hat in half.  With a stitch marker or safety pin, mark the areas on either end where you would like to place the ear flaps.  Unfold the hat and continue:

R1:       With main color: join with slip stitch at the stitch marker. 1sc in next 7 (7sc)

R2:       Ch1. Turn.  1sc in next 7 sts (7sc)

R3:       Ch1. Turn.  sc decrease, sc in next 3 sts, sc decrease (5sc)

R4:       Ch1. Turn. sc in next 5 sts (5sc)

R5:       Ch1. Turn. sc decrease, sc in next st, sc decrease (3sc)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

EDGING

With contrasting color, join yarn with slip stitch to any st in last round along brim of hat.  Ch1.  Sc around.  Jin with slip stitch to first st.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

EARS(make 2)

Start with a magic ring.  Ch1.  6sc in ring.  Join.

Rd1:     2sc in each st around (12sc)

Rd2:     (1sc in next 2t, 2sc in next st) around (18sc)  Switch to contrasting color.

Rd3:     1sc in each st around (18sc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to hat

Stitch ears to the top of the hat by eyeballing placement.  It may help to pin the ears in place before attaching.

BRAIDS (make 2)

Cut 12 lengths of yarn (6 in main color and 6 in contrasting color) 20” long.

Pull through the bottom center st of ear flap

Braid yarn.  Tie a knot at the bottom and trim ends evenly.

I hope you enjoyed this free tutorial.  Come back every Friday for a new one!

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September Giveaway

I’m having a giveaway over on our Facebook page.  To enter, click the Facebook link on your right or enter directly with this link:  http://www.giveawaytab.com/mob.php?pageid=467707049975159

One lucky winner will receive 2 skeins of Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn:

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I will draw a winner on October 1st.  I’m having a giveaway every month, so check back often to find out what the prize of the month is!  Good luck!!